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BIO Brings Airgas® Products & Services to BIO Members

June 2, 2016

Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2016) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has announced a new partnership with Airgas, an Air Liquide company and one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, to add cylinder gases, bulk gases, dry ice and related supplies to the BIO Business Solutions® offerings. As a supplier partner, Airgas is now part of BIO’s exclusive Business Solutions® program which is helping thousands of companies save on items they need to run a successful biotechnology enterprise. 

The Airgas program available to BIO and select state and regional life science associations’ members offers a wide selection of medical, scientific and research gases; dry ice; cryogenic storage and gas handling equipment and accessories; and the application expertise to optimize their use at the customer site. 

“BIO members require scientific and medical gases to enable their R&D and manufacturing processes, but choosing the optimal product and mode of supply is often a daunting task,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “By teaming up with Airgas, we’re able to offer our members the highest quality products and the expertise to help them manage their costs.” 

BIO Business Solutions negotiates significant volume-based discounts, competitive terms, and other benefits on products and services with industry leading suppliers on behalf of its members and members of state and regional biotech associations. Through the BIO Business Solutions program, more than 3,000 companies saved more than $202 million last year. 

By selecting Airgas as a contracted supplier, members will benefit from the company's coast-to-coast servicing capabilities and its understanding of the unique needs of biotechnology firms to focus on discover and innovation while maintaining a cost effective supply chain for their scientific gas requirements.

Airgas Vice President of Life Science and Healthcare Markets Fred Manley said, “Airgas is committed to meeting the business needs of the growing life science industry and partnering with BIO strengthens our presence in this critical market. BIO and all of its partners help large and small businesses within the biotech community optimize their supply chain and gain access to industry best practices while leveraging the power of collective purchasing agreements.” 

For more information about Airgas, visit www.airgas.com

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